Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block Email Service Providers (ESPs)… and then ESPs are forced to block
When it comes to sending emails and launching email marketing campaigns, your organisation’s IP score, or IP reputation, is highly important. Also known as a sender score, the IP reputation affects email deliverability, and this is fundamental for a successful email campaign, as well as for communication more widely. In this article, we examine IP scores in greater detail and look at how you can maintain a strong IP reputation. What Is An IP Score
Why does email deliverability matter? According to the 2015 Email Data Quality Trends Report by Experian, 73% of marketers reported having issues with email deliverability. Return Path has reported that over 20% of legitimate email goes missing. Undoubtedly, businesses encounter problems with deliverability, and that negatively impacts the bottom line. For years, Return Path has been the industry leader in the email deliverability space without much, if any, competition. With the arrival of 250ok, and a
Last year, we shared an amazing infographic that provided 7 email marketing myths. In my opinion, email continues to be one of the most undervalued, underused and abused communication methods that the average marketer has at their disposal. This time around, Email Monks has has shortlisted top 15 prominent email marketing myths and debunked them with logical rationales in our “Email Marketing Myth Busting” Infographic. The infographic throws light on the truths behind these myths
There’s a lot of ignorance out there from marketers and IT professionals when it comes to email deliverability and inbox placement. Most companies simply believe it’s a simple process where by you send the email… and it gets where it needs to be. It doesn’t work that way – internet service providers have a number of tools at their disposal to verify the source of the email and validate it as a reputable source before
Perhaps because it’s still one of the largest ISP and most finicky about emails, AOL really does have a fantastic Postmaster service online. I had to contact them when a client reported that they were having issues with email getting through to AOL email addresses. Sure enough, we found out that the IP addresses of our application were being blocked. That sounds somewhat terrible, as though we were a spammer or something… but we aren’t.